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TABLE 1 Mean Height, Weight, and Standardized Score, by Sex, Year of Examination, and Family Size
	Family Size					Mean	
Group3	(Number of Children in Family)	Number of Children in Class	Age at Measurement (Years)	Height (cm.)		Weight (kg.)	S
Junior Leaving	1 Boys           \ 1B            4 5 or more	336 399 202 79 72	11.25 11.26 11.25 11.24 11.27	144.2 ± 143.4 ± 142.4 ± 142.8 ± 140.2 ±	37 34 46 76 78	37.01 ± 35.23 ± 34.13 ± 34.63 ± 32.47 ±	36 33 45 74 78
(11+) Examination	All	1,088	11.25	143.2 ±	20	35.35 ±	.20            i
in 1959	1 2 Girls           3 1G           4 5 or more	307 412 196 106 60	11.26 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.23	145.3 ± 144.8 ± 143.9 ± 142.7 ± 140.4 ±	43 37 54 74 98	38.67 ± 37.08 ± 36.15 ± 34.62 ± 32.76 ± 1	45          1( 39          1( 56            < 77            < 02           <
All
1,081
11.24
144.3 ± .23
aChildren were divided into four main groups:
1 B   Boys born between September 1947 and August 31, 1948;
1 G Girls born between September 1947 and August 31, 1948; 11 B Boys born between September 1948 and August 31, 1949; 11 G Girls born between September 1948 and August 31,1949.
Source:  Scott (18).
36.88 ±    .24of a two-child family in 1G and + height + weight of a four-child family in IB.) Conversely—". . . children who belong to small families tend to do better in intelligence tests than children from larger families, and that children from large families are not so tall (or so heavy) at any given age as those from small families."